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SCORE – International Cup of Heroes 2010: Local Heroes Go International

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SCORE – International Cup of Heroes 2010: Local Heroes Go International

Inspirational young leaders from across Southern Africa will unite at the international finals of SCORE’s Cup of Heroes tournament to showcase the skills and knowledge they have acquired through sport.

This unique tournament, now in its fourth year, fuses sport, fair play, culture and community service into a competition format that inspires community youth to embrace the skills they have acquired through SCORE’s Sport and Development programmes.

The tournament at Esselen Park, Johannesburg on the 24-26 September, is an opportunity for youth to leave their communities to travel, meet, form friendships and share experiences with other young people who are motivated by social change.

This year’s theme ‘Celebrating Diversity – a single bracelet does not jingle’ is inspired by the spirit and scenes of the thousands of football fans that were united in South Africa to support their team during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ earlier this year.

The 12 mixed teams of 30; from communities across South Africa, Zambia and Namibia have the opportunity to demonstrate their talent on the sports field, in traditional sport codes and off the field in cultural presentations, all of which are marked under fair play guidelines.

Preparations for the tournament include community service projects that involve undertaking volunteer work by making a positive impact in their own communities and researching the history and culture of an assigned partner country.

These finalists are the teams that won in the regional tournaments played in June this year. The communities taking part are all currently involved with sport and development projects with SCORE. The teams are from:

  • Khayelitsha and Dysselsdorp (Western Cape)
  • Hillbrow (Gauteng)
  • Tshidimbini, Mapuve, Mohodi (Limpopo Province)
  • Hhoyi and Marapyane (Mpumalanga)
  • Ganyesa (North West)
  • Mount Fletcher (Eastern Cape)
  • Mazabuka (Southern Province, Zambia)
  • Oshakati (Oshana Region, Namibia)

SCORE

, a leading sport and development organisation in Southern Africa, believe the Cup of Heroes celebrates the results of nearly 20 years of programming in the Sport and Development field. This event showcases the organisation’s vision of providing ‘children and youth with the valuable skills and opportunities that they need to succeed in life and contribute to their communities.’

Please join these inspiring youth and share the spirit of the celebrations at Esselen Park, Johannesburg 24-26 September.

For more information about visiting the tournament or about SCORE, please contact Mel Paramasivan, Communications Coordinator at mel@score.org.za or +27 021 461 0466.

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Monday, September 20, 2010 - 23:00

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